Extensive Factory Audit

Extensive Factory Audit (ISO9001 Audit)


The Extensive Factory Audit (EFA) is usually performed before you intend to place an order with a new vendor.

This factory audit is usually performed during one or two days. This factory audit is performed at your manufacturer’s premises.

Much of the risks associated with production in China can be eliminated by ensuring you are working with a reputable and capable manufacturing partner. To achieve the best pricing, you need to be sure that you are dealing with a genuine manufacturer and not a ‘middle man’ or trading company.

Commissioning AQI Service to carry out an Extensive Factory Audit (EFA) gives you the confidence that your supplier is genuine, capable and able to meet your production requirement.

All our inspectors have experience working in the same type of factories that they are auditing. They know what to look for and will give you an unbiased view of the real capabilities and practices on your production line.

What do we check during an Extensive Factory Audit?

  • Technical Competence
  • Existing Capabilities
  • Current Capacity
  • Maximum Future Capacity
  • General Management Procedures
  • Technical Management Processes
  • Quality Management System
  • Financial Management and Company Health
  • Existing Customer Base
  • Staff Training and Welfare

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We carry out a detailed physical inspection and documentation check on each of the areas above. This information is then used to generate a detailed report outlining your supplier’s strengths and weaknesses.

If our audit highlights areas where you need to see improvement, we have the experience and expertise to work with your supplier to modify and improve their processes to give you the confidence.

The Extensive factory audit is normally suited when you are down to a short list of suppliers. If you have a large number of potential suppliers, it is likely that the Basic Factory Audit will be a more suitable and cost effective solution.

Choosing the right manufacturing partner is vital. An Enhanced Factory Audit will give you all the information you need to make that critical decision.